Australian Left Review

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Around the World


Henry Zimmerman


Democracy and Socialism

In an interview published in the Suddeutsche Zeitung of 1 /6 /7 1 , Luis Corvalan, General Secretary of the CP of Chile, was asked whether the democratic road used to achieve Socialism would be retained once Socialism had been achieved. Corvalan replied: “I have made it clear in Moscow that Chile’s national characteristics must be respected. Parliamentary democracy, created by the bourgeoisie and for a long time used by the bourgeoisie as an instrument of power, has nevertheless become in Chile an institution recognised by the whole people.”